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Honeymoon in Iceland ... off we go!



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Why Iceland?


The vast majority of people, choose for their honeymoon an exotic warm place with excellent rates as a destination for the most special holiday in their lives. Yes, you gauged well, it's about our honeymoon, or did you expect this is just a regular excursion? :) 

Our thoughts fly away to a more venturesome alternative but nonetheless exotic. Iceland is a country of contrasts, with surprises at every step, a space of mirage that makes it one of the most special corners of Europe.

For us, Iceland is more than a destination, it represents a challenge, a barrier to cross, a beautiful dream through which we would mark our very first steps into marriage on one hand, and on the other to pass on the emotions of the traveler fascinated by his own journey, of the story teller impressed by his own story and of the photographer amazed by his own photography.



When?


One of the main attractions Iceland has to offer is the stunning view of the Aurora Borealis, a phenomenon that is visible on the night sky between September and March. For this trip we choose September so we can hike by day and photograph by night.


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How?

One of the special things about Iceland is the Ring Road - Iceland’s main road that encircles the country, projecting the very symbol of marriage - the ring. Starting with the capital, Reykjavik, we will head East with a small Happy Camper, following the coast road that will take us on a trip of 2500 km in 12 days, and will always keep us in the middle of nature!



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The plan!



So if all goes well, weather is kind with us and we respect the plan we carefully build back home, our trip should look like this:


  • Day 1: 4 September

  • Timişoara - Budapest - Helsinki (maybe visit Helsinki during the night, depends on the weather)

  • Day 2: 5 September

  • Helsinki - Reykjavik - Rent the car, shopping and off we go to Laugarvatn.

  • Day 3: 6 September 

  • Laugarvatn - Sprengisandsleið 
  • Checkpoints: Geysir, Gullfoss, Hjalparfoss, Stong, Haifoss, Sprengisandsleið

  • Day: 4: 7 September

  • Sprengisandsleið - Reynishverfisvegur 
  • Checkpoints: Sprengisandsleið to Ring Road, Hella, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajokull, Skogafoss, Skogar, Reynishverfisvegur.

  • Day 5: 8 September

  • Reynishverfisvegur - Skaftafell camping
  • Checkpoints: Vik, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Foss Sidu, Dverghamrar (Dwarf Rocks), Kirkjujolf, Svartifoss, Skaftafell -  Skaftafellsvegur

  • Day 6: 9 September

  • Skaftafell National Park 
  • Checkpoints: Kristínartindar Peak 1126 m (20 km, +/- 1000m)

  • Day 7: 10 September

  • Skaftafell - Seydisfjordur 
  • Checkpoints: Jökulsárlón, Höfn, Djúpivogur, Berufjörður, Stöðvarfjörður, Fjardabyggd, Fljótsdalshérað, Seydisfjordur

  • Day 8: 11 September

  • Seydisfjordur - Mývatn Nature Bath
  • Checkpoints: Seydisfjordur, Reykjahlíð, Ásbyrgi Canyon, Dettifoss, Krafla Power Plant, Mývatn Nature Baths 

  • Day 9: 12 September

  • Mývatn - Akureyri
  • Checkpoints: Namafjall, Dimmuborgir, Hverfjall, Grjotagja, Reykjahlíð, Godafoss, Akureyri

  • Day 10: 13 September

  • Akureyri - Hvitserkur
  • Checkpoints: Glaumbær, Víðimýrarkirkja, Blönduós, Hvitserkur 

  • Day 11: 14 September

  • Hvitserkur - Grundarfjörður 
  • Stykkishólmur, Grundarfjörður, Kirkjufell 

  • Day 12: 15 September

  • Grundarfjörður - Borgarnes
  • Checkpoints: Snaefellsjoekull National Park, Arnarstapi, Búðakirkja, Eldborg, Borgarnes

  • Day 13: 16 September

  • Borgarnes - Reykjavik
  • Checkpoints: Visiting Reykjavik

  • Ziua 14: 17 Septembrie

  • Departure 7:30 AM from Reykjavik



This is the plan, this is us, now all that is left is to see what we actually did when we will return!  


See you there! :)

Honeymoon in Iceland ... off we go! Reviewed by Karina on 09:54 Rating: 5

2 comments:

  1. This spot is a heaven for honeymooners! Not all people know something about Iceland, so good thing you shared an awesome arrangement about the Iceland
    Honeymoon vacation

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    1. Hello Jenifer, indeed this is true! We are travelling now and every day we are amazed! Everything about Iceland is dramatic and stunning! :) I'm excited about sharing with you guys everything we saw!

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